Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) is Malaysia’s biggest unit trust management company, but it is not just that. The focus of the company lies on the Bumiputera community, and its objective is to increase the wealth of Malay people.
The development of capital markets in Malaysia has brought about the expansion of services of Malaysia’s investment banks across equity capital markets, debt capital markets, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), and syndicated loans.
Ableace Raakin Sdn Bhd is the first company in the world to use palm oil and its derivatives as an asset base for commodity murabahah transactions. It is now eyeing the GCC market to promote its products and services.
Consumers are steadily gaining more confidence in Islamic investments with the takaful sector, in particular because it is exceeding expectations in terms of performance compared with conventional insurance instruments.
Malaysia could be the next top destination for Arab investors as they are looking forward to redirect their funds to Southeast Asia as a safe haven as long as economic problems in Europe and the US prevail.
As a leading Malaysian investment banking group, Hwang DBS provides a wide range of specialised investment products. . It also looks for partnerships to GCC investors and plans to increase its Sharia-compliant portfolio.
Thailand’s stock exchange has the third largest market capitalisation in Southeast Asia and also has emerged into a trading hub for institutional investors. Stock brokers can use a multinational trading platform soon.